Make Mini Pumpkins Into Fall Succulent Planters

Mini white pumpkins make adorable vessels for small, sculptural succulents. Use to mark each place at a fall dinner party; send each guest home with a succulent party favor.
Make Mini Pumpkins into Fall Succulent Planters

Make Mini Pumpkins into Fall Succulent Planters

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jason Kisner, Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Materials Needed:

  • 8 white pumpkins
  • 8 small succulents
  • cactus and succulent soil
  • pumpkin saw
  • tea spoon

Cut and Hollow Out Pumpkins

With a pumpkin saw, cut a circle around the top of the white pumpkin. Pull out the top of the pumpkin, then scoop out the remaining seeds and flesh with a tea spoon. Discard top and seeds.

Plant Succulents

Add a handful of succulent or cactus soil to each pumpkin. Remove succulents from pots. Set inside pumpkin and press firmly in place. Sprinkle with water.

Display and Enjoy

Use as part of a fall centerpiece, or as an accent for each place setting at your next dinner party.

DIY Succulent Planter with Mini White Pumpkins

DIY Succulent Planter with Mini White Pumpkins

Photo by: Jason Kisner ©Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Jason Kisner, Copyright 2013, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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